PUTRAJAYA-All employees of religious departments and agencies are reminded to cultivate an excellent work culture in their work in accordance with the image of Islam they carry.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs), Senator Datuk Idris Ahmad said, they are also ambassadors for Islamic departments and agencies in the country.
“Anything we do will affect the face of Islam.
“If our officers treat customers badly, people will see how hostile Islam is.
“If our agency is late to respond to letters or is late to act, people will see how poor the management of Islamic affairs is. This will tarnish the image of Islam,” she said.
He said this in his speech at the Agency’s 2021 Exceptional Service Award Presentation Ceremony (APC) under the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department at the JAKIM Auditorium, here, today.
At the ceremony, a total of 148 outstanding members of the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) received APC certificates and RM1,000 in cash credited to their respective accounts.
Of the total, 98 officials from the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM), 42 officials from the Judicial Department of Syariah Malaysia (JKSM), five officials from the Department of Wakaf, Zakat and Haj and three officials from the Prosecutor’s Department of the Syariah Federal Territory. (JAPENS).
Idris wants his entire team to apply the three principles of daily office work, namely work like ibadah (ubudiyyah), responsibility (mas’uliyyah) and quality work (itqan).
Meanwhile, speaking to reporters, he also reminded department employees that the award was not just an incentive and recognition for outstanding work performance.
Rather, he said, in a broader scope, it was an engine of transformation and an engine of positive change in cultivating excellence.
“Excellence is not only measured by the fulfillment of work goals, but also by a clean service with integrity.
“My deputy and I feel lucky to have a strong team across all 14 agencies.
“You are all a ‘team of ministers of religion’ and I am comfortable working with you as a civil servant who always supports and defends the direction of the government today,” he said. – MalaysiaGazette